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Bringing New York State to the world ... and the world back home.
Excelsior Editions
Bringing New York State to the world ... and the world back home.
An imprint of SUNY Press, Excelsior Editions features affordable books of interest to all.
Excelsior Editions showcases the vibrant history and culture of New York and
surrounding states while at the same time making available noteworthy and
essential popular books, both classic and contemporary.
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Jamestown, New York
Jamestown, New York (June 2014)
A Guide to the City and Its Urban Landscape
Peter A. Lombardi - Author

A comprehensive guide to the architectural history of Jamestown, New York.

New York’s small cities are little-known treasure troves of American history. Among them, Jamestown stands out with a memorable and engaging cityscape highlighted by steep hills, brick streets, a remarkably intact city center, and numerous buildings of historical and architectural interest.

Peter A. Lombardi&rs...(Read More)
 
 
The Worlds of the Seventeenth-Century Hudson Valley
The Worlds of the Seventeenth-Century Hudson Valley (June 2014)
Jaap Jacobs - Editor
L. H. Roper - Editor

Essays by eleven prominent scholars provide the latest insights into the seventeenth-century history of the Hudson Valley and its environs.
This book provides an in-depth introduction to the issues involved in the expansion of European interests to the Hudson River Valley, the cultural interaction that took place there, and the colonization of the region. Written in accessible language by leading scholars, these essays incorporat...(Read More)
 
 
Clear Skies, Deep Water
Clear Skies, Deep Water (May 2014)
A Chautauqua Memoir
Beth Peyton - Author

A memoir about loss, restoration, and finding home on a lake in western New York.

After a year of devastating personal and financial loss, Beth Peyton and her husband, Jeff, moved to the hamlet of Maple Springs, New York, on Chautauqua Lake to pick up the pieces of their lives, certain to be in a place that they loved and certain of nothing else. As they worked to restore a neglected old house, the community, the...(Read More)
 
 
The Truth and Legend of Lily Martindale
The Truth and Legend of Lily Martindale (April 2014)
An Adirondack Novel
Mary Sanders Shartle - Author

2015 Adirondack Literary Award - Best Novel, presented by Adirondack Center for Writing

2015 People’s Choice Award, presented by Adirondack Center for Writing

SHORTLISTED: 2014 Editor’s Choice Prize in Fiction, presented by Foreword

GOLD MEDALIST - 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the U.S. North-East - Best Regional  Fiction Ca...(Read More)
 
 
No Longer and Not Yet
No Longer and Not Yet (March 2014)
Stories
Joanna Clapps Herman - Author

Stories of small-town life on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

The stories in No Longer and Not Yet look at the ways our lives are lived in the split seconds between what is no longer but is still not yet. Most take place on Manhattan’s iconic Upper West Side, in the shops, hallways, and parks that reveal this well-known “big city” neighborhood for the tiny, even backwater village it mo...(Read More)
 
 
America's First Crisis
America's First Crisis (January 2014)
The War of 1812
Robert P. Watson - Author

GOLD MEDALIST - 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the U.S. History Category (tie)

Engaging and accessible account of the war that helped forge the American nation.

The War of 1812, sometimes called “America’s forgotten war,” was a curious affair. At the time, it was dismissed as “Mr. Madison’s War.” Later it was hailed by some as A...(Read More)
 
 
Enough Blame to Go Around
Enough Blame to Go Around (January 2014)
The Labor Pains of New York City's Public Employee Unions
Richard Steier - Author

Veteran labor journalist Richard Steier explores the tensions between New York City’s public employee unions, their critics, and city and state politicians.

Since 1980 Richard Steier has had a unique vantage point to observe the gains, losses, and struggles of municipal labor unions in New York City. He has covered those unions and city government as a reporter and labor columnist for the New York ...(Read More)
 
 
Lost Orchard
Lost Orchard (January 2014)
Prose and Poetry from the Kirkland College Community
Jo Pitkin - Editor

FINALIST - 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Anthology category

A unique literary anthology with contributions from former members of Kirkland College, the last established women’s college in the United States.

A collection of poems, short stories, novel excerpts, creative nonfiction essays, and one-act plays by Kirkland College alumnae, faculty, and adminis...(Read More)
 
 
Mr. New York
Mr. New York (January 2014)
Lew Rudin and His Love for the City
Seymour P. Lachman - Author
Bill Clinton - Foreword by

The life and times of an instrumental figure in New York City’s recovery from the fiscal and social crises of the 1970s and 1980s, and in the general revitalization of the city over two generations.

Lew Rudin was one of New York City’s most influential power brokers in the latter part of the twentieth century, but he was also one of its most indefatigable boosters. Born in the Throgs ...(Read More)
 
 
Nature of the Beast
Nature of the Beast (January 2014)
An Easy Taylor Mystery
Roland Keller - Author

While searching for a missing pit bull, private investigator Easy Taylor explores the unsavory worlds of animal laboratory testing and dog fighting, uncovering bizarre genetic testing that alters the nature of beasts.

Since losing his job and its regular paycheck at an Albany investigative firm, life for private investigator Edward Zachery Taylor, known as Easy, is going downhill. In business for himself—wit...(Read More)
 
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